Saudi Telecom's CEO resigns; BYOD shifts from security to strategy

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@FierceTelecom RT @btletstalk: Software-defined networking is a 'limiting vision' says Cisco CTO. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Suddenlink Communications reported that vandals who cut fiber connections caused four different outages last week. Article

> Khaled al-Ghoneim, Saudi Telecom Co's CEO, has resigned after less than a year in the position. Article

Cable News

> Kantar Media said that Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products in 2012, up from the 10 percent it spent in 2011. Article

> The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has launched a new website and some of the workspaces at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. in anticipation of The Cable Show in June. Article

IPTV News

> BT is replacing Microsoft Mediaroom software with Comcast's thePlatform mpx video publishing system for its BT Vision IPTV service. Article  

> Australian video provider Foxtel is adding a TV Everywhere-like service to its IPTV lineup called Foxtel Play. Article

Online Video News

> Socialbreakers said in a recent study that Facebook videos have a 40 percent higher engagement level than YouTube links. Article

And finally … The BYOD focus is shifting from security to strategy. Article

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